Finals Week As Told By Alice In Wonderland

As we near the end of the semester, the only thing that crosses our minds is finals week- the week every college student dreads. It’s our “sink or swim” moment. Lewis Caroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, did a justice with his precise movie quotes. Why don’t we take a trip to Wonderland and let him reiterate for us?

“I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.”

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True story. You tell yourself you’re going to study numerous times. You’re going to take small breaks in between. You’ll make a schedule of your finals to know the amount of study time you have in between each one. You try to organize your life into a whole week as best you can. Well, in a perfect world, this would work out as expected. But this is reality and life isn’t that simple. You actually cram at the last minute while taking hour long Netflix binges and feeling guilty the entire time.

“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.”

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As finals approach, everything becomes a little vague. Those long chapters, the notes you took last week, even the review the teacher gives out. Well, meet test anxiety at it’s finest. Nothing makes sense now because this is the time when it all matters. This is the judgement day of every semester. This is your “make it or break it” moment.next

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The Stages of a Frat Party As Told By Disney

You’ve made it through week’s grind and decide you deserve to let loose this weekend a have a little fun. You and you friends know that one of the fraternities on campus is having a party and that’s exactly where you plan to be.

It’s time to get ready. Is there a theme you need to dress for? Toga Party? Anything but clothes? Everyone is gathered together swapping clothes, trying to figure out what will look best on everyone.

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Let’s pre-game. Whether you are drinking at your place or traveling somewhere else, it’s time to get the night started. This is also your chance to take pictures without fear of “drunk eyes” or spills on your outfit.

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Get everyone ready to leave. Unless you’re hosting somehow, you need to travel to the real party. You have to get everyone together and make sure the sober/designated driver has room in their car. (Pro-tip: That last girl your looking for is either downing another last minute shot, taking pictures, or in the bathroom because she already broke the seal.)

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Your grand entrance. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since the fraternity began partying, as far as you’re concerned, the party didn’t start until you arrived.

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Go get something to drink. Pick your poison. Did you bring your drink or will you be fighting your way to and from the bar while avoiding spilling the entire drink on yourself?

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That awkward first half-hour. Assuming your pre-game didn’t run over into this time, there’s a good chance that there will be a chunk of time where you aren’t the only ones there but you’re still waiting for things to pick up. At least you have your friends to hold you over until the fun is in full swing.

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The party is in ramping up. The dance floor is filling up. People are playing beer pong and slap cup, and the drinks are flowing.

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It’s peak party time. You’re with all of your friends, the music and games are great, and the dance floor is full. If you’re drinking tonight, this is when you’ve hit that perfect level where nothing can bring you down.

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